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03 Jul 2018 description

Project Report
Adaptation of agricultural practices and technologies to climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa

03 Apr 2018 description

1. INTRODUCTION

This Strategy draws extensively from the Inter Agency Standing Committee Principles on Durable Solutions, the IOM Progressive Resolution of Displacement Situations framework and Migration Crisis Operational Framework, the IGAD Regional Strategy on Forced Displacement and Mixed Migration, and the interagency Strategy on Protection, Return and Recovery for North East Nigeria.

1.1 CONTEXT

21 Mar 2018 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The R4 Rural Resilience Initiative (R4) is a strategic partnership between Oxfam America (OA) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). R4 was initiated in 2011 to respond to the challenges faced by food insecure communities enduring increasingly frequent and intense climate disasters and other shocks.

22 Feb 2018 description
report Concern Worldwide

This issue of Knowledge Matters starts with an overview of how Concern understands community resilience and goes on to share learning emerging from its programmes across the drylands of the Sahel and East Africa including Chad, Sudan, Niger, Kenya and Somalia as well as the more flood and earthquake-affected areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan. It shares new programme models and tools being used by Concern such as the Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition Surge Approach and the Flood Resilience Measurement Tool.

07 Feb 2018 description
infographic UN Children's Fund
  • 17.8 million people in need of humanitarian services
  • 8.1 million children in need of humanitarian services
  • 712,614 children under-five are at risk of death and irreversible damage without access to critical nutrition
  • 18.4 million people are in need of water
  • At least 5.3 million children are at risk of dropping out of school
31 Jan 2018 description

This report provides an assessment of lessons learned from a pilot project in Borana Zone, Oromia National Regional State, Ethiopia, that tests efforts to strengthen climate resilience and their contributions to conflict prevention.

26 Jan 2018 description

Summary

The current and expected impacts of climate change are influencing government policies and services as well as donor and NGO activities. The shifts have been influenced by the ‘resilience agenda’ whereby actors seek to reduce vulnerability and strengthen resilience as a means to mitigate climatic challenges. A focus on resilience has required a much more diverse engagement, as the interrelationships between climate, health, poverty and wellbeing are increasingly recognized. This has made programming more complex.

26 Jan 2018 description
report World Vision

SITUATION OVERVIEW

8.5 million people in need of humanitarian and protection services

5.4 million children are in need of humanitarian assistance

10.5 million people in need of water, sanitation and hygiene services

3.6 million children under-5 projected to be malnourished

1.3 Million+ people displaced due to drought and conflict in 2017

1.9 Million children require education support

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

25 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • In 2017, Ethiopia was faced with drought, floods, conflict; and the continued influx of refugees.

  • Between January and November 2017, 321,040 children received lifesaving treatment for severe acute malnutrition (SAM).

  • 483,701 medical consultations were provided through 49 UNICEF supported mobile health and nutrition teams. 188,671 consultations were received by children.

  • UNICEF provided access to safe water for 2.4 million people affected by drought and displacement due to conflict.

25 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

  • WFP continues to be challenged by funding shortfalls to the Refugee programme, and is currently distributing 80 percent of a full refugee food basket. Pipeline breaks leading to further reductions are expected from March 2018 if no further contributions are received.

  • Insecurities related to the Oromia-Somali regional border conflict have delayed WFP dispatches to the Somali Region.

In Numbers

Over 10 million people in Ethiopia are food insecure in the second half of 2017.

17 Jan 2018 description

As at end December 2017, UN-coordinated appeals and refugee response plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) required US$24.7 billion to meet the humanitarian needs of 105.1 million crisis-affected people in 38 countries. Together the appeals were funded at $13.8 billion, or 54% of requirements. Funding for the appeals in 2017 fell 46% short of requirements, with $10.9 billion outstanding.

15 Jan 2018 description

Editorial

Dear readers

Since its inception over ten years ago, the Global Nutrition Cluster (GNC) has progressed from its early focus on the development of technical tools and materials and filling research gaps to a much greater emphasis on strengthening country coordination and providing surge support to secure appropriate and high-quality nutrition programming in emergency contexts.

11 Jan 2018 description

In order to support management of the humanitarian response in Ethiopia, sectors have identified a set of response and contextual indicators. The monthly data provided against those indicators by the sectors has been visualized in the following infographics. These visuals will help understand how the drought response is progressing and identify where issues are developing so that proactive measures can be taken.

10 Jan 2018 description
report Oxfam
  • 22.9M People affected by drought in the region

  • 15M Food insecure people in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia

  • 1.8 M People displaced in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia by drought conditions

  • $1.5 billion Horn of Africa Drought Response funding gap

Context Highlights

04 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Total people in need: 7.4 million

Total children (<18) in need: 3.5 million

Total people to be reached: 3.1 million

Total children to be reached: 1.5 million

31 Dec 2017 description

Addis Ababa, December 29/2017 - UNICEF is mobilizing the international community to channel resources for emergency responses in Ethiopia for the New Year, National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC) disclosed.

In an exclusive interview with ENA, Senior Nutrition Expert Mekonnen Balcha said "UNICEF has been coordinating international partners to support emergency response in the coming New Year.”

Save the Children, Action against Hunger and World Vision, among others, are the major partners working with UNICEF.

31 Dec 2017 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

31 Dec 2017 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.